Region: North America

Kellogg spin-off brings claim against Venezuela

A spin-off of US food manufacturer Kellogg has brought a treaty claim against Venezuela over the alleged expropriation of its factory and unauthorised use of its trademarks in the state.

10 November 2023

Canadian miner secures funding for treaty claim against Colombia

A Canadian mining company says it has secured funding for its investment treaty claim against Colombia – which it said risked being discontinued over a failure to pay costs.

10 November 2023

Japanese gaming tycoon too late to resist success fee award

A Japanese billionaire is too late to oppose the enforcement of an award requiring him to pay US$55 million to a US law firm for work under a contingency fee arrangement, a judge in Hong Kong has found.

10 November 2023

Another Crimea award surfaces in US court

A Ukrainian electricity company has wasted no time in applying to enforce an investment treaty award that found Russia liable for expropriating its assets in Crimea – putting the award in the public domain.

08 November 2023

Bolivia reports win in mining claim

Bolivia says it has defeated an investment treaty claim pursued by the estate of a deceased dual national who alleged his mining concessions had been expropriated.

06 November 2023

Hong Kong funder's fight with conservator resumes in Florida

A Hong Kong-based litigation funder has resumed its bid to confirm a pair of HKIAC awards in Florida against a client and his conservator after an appeals court remanded the case.

02 November 2023

Bankrupt Dutch insurer takes award to North Carolina

The trustees of a bankrupt Dutch insurer have asked a federal court in North Carolina to enforce a Netherlands Arbitration Institute award ordering its US-based former owner to pay €150 million.

19 October 2023

Bermuda court aids Trump entities in Panama hotel dispute

Subsidiaries of the Trump Organization have persuaded a first-instance court in Bermuda to appoint a receiver over the profits from a Marriott hotel in Panama so that they can collect on an ICC award.

19 October 2023

Tanzania pays out to settle mining claim

A Canadian gold mining company says it has received US$30 million from Tanzania to settle their ICSID dispute over the revocation of a project licence.

16 October 2023

Bangladeshi state entities fail to annul ICSID award

An ICSID committee has upheld a US$43 million award against two Bangladeshi state-owned entities over gas deliveries, finding “no self-evident error” in the tribunal’s conclusion that it had jurisdiction despite the claimant’s Canadian parent company pleading guilty to bribing a minister.

13 October 2023

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